EDMONTON—On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when I stepped out of the shower at 7 a.m. Mountain time, my wife told me to look at the television. With a towel wrapped around me, I stood staring at a replay of a lone plane smashing into the World Trade Center in New York City. Then the second plane. Then a third plane hitting the Pentagon. Then a fourth plane downed in Pennsylvania. Terrorists had struck the United States with full force. With the collapse of the Twin Towers, I saw my hopes for a culture of peace shatter.
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